Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University in North Carolina. She is past president of WEPAN. Dr. Carpenter was PI on Louisiana Tech’s NSF ADVANCE grant, focused on creating a culture of success for women STEM faculty through nine programs for faculty, and previously served as co-Principal Investigator on the NSF-funded WEPAN Knowledge Center Project. She also served as Vice President for Professional Interest Councils on the Board of Directors for ASEE, as Director-at-Large for the ASEE Women in Engineering Division, as national SWE Faculty Advisor/Counselor Coordinator and as First Vice-President of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). She served for seven years as Chair of the Steering Committee for the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenge Scholars Program. She was invited to the White House in 2011 for the Champions of Change Roundtable Event on Girls and Women in STEM. She is an ABET Program Evaluator, Co-Chair of the mathematical societies’ Joint Committee on Women, Chair of the MAA Council on the Profession, a member of the Executive Committee of the Global Engineering Deans Council and co-chairs the Undergraduate Experience Committee for the US Engineering Deans Council. In 2015 DreamBox Learning selected Dr. Carpenter as one of their 10 Women in STEM Who Rock! for her advocacy work and her TEDx talk, “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why aren’t They Here?” In 2019, she received the ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education.
Jie Chen, ASA Representative (Augusta University)
Dr. Jie Chen is currently a Professor of Biostatistics and Division Chief of the Division of Biostatistics and Data Science in the Department of Population Health Sciences of Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia, and Program Director of Graduate Programs in Biostatistics and Data Science. Dr. Chen’s research interests include, but not limited to, statistical change point analysis, applied statistics, statistical inference, model selection criteria, statistics in bioinformatics, biostatistics, statistical modeling of high throughput genomic data and biomedical data. She is the leading author of the book Parametric Statistical Change Point Analysis (Birkhäuser, 2000) and its expanded second edition entitled “Parametric Statistical Change Point Analysis: With Application to Genetics, Medicine, and Finance” (Birkhäuser, 2012).
Before assuming her current academic position at Augusta University, Dr. Chen worked at University of Missouri-Kansas City for 19 years including two successful terms as the department chair there. She has served as a member of ASA Caucus of Statistics Academic Representatives since 2009, and is currently one of the two appointed ASA representatives to the national Joint Committee on Women in the Mathematical Sciences (JCW) in her second term. Dr. Chen has been providing enormous professional services in her capacity as manuscript reviewers, grant reviewers, associate editors of academic journals, conference session organizers, and committee members of academic matters throughout her career. Dr. Chen was elected an ASA Fellow in 2014, has been an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Genetics – section on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology since 2011 and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Statistics, a Taylor & Francis journal with worldwide readership.
Julianne M. Chung, SIAM Representative
Dr. Julianne Chung is an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and the Computational Modeling and Data Analytics Division, Academy of Integrated Science, at Virginia Tech. Prior to joining Virginia Tech in 2013, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Texas at Arlington and an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. She received her PhD in 2009 in the Department of Math and Computer Science at Emory University. She was a Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow from 2004-2009 and received the DOE Frederick Howes Scholar in Computational Science Award in 2010.
Dr. Chung’s research interests include numerical methods and software for computing solutions to large-scale inverse problems, such as those that arise in imaging applications. In 2017, she was awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER grant for her work on integrated methods for large-scale inversion, and in 2019 she was awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.
Sarah J. Greenwald, AMS Representative
Sarah J. Greenwald is Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Affiliate of Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at Appalachian State University. Her PhD in mathematics is from the University of Pennsylvania in Riemannian geometry. She investigates connections between mathematics and society, such as women, underrepresented groups, and popular culture.
She has won several awards for teaching, scholarship and service, most recently as an AWM Fellow. These also include a 2005 MAA Alder Award for distinguished teaching and the winner of the 2010 Appalachian State University Wayne D. Duncan Award for Excellence in Teaching in General Education. In 2010 she was also inducted into the Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences Academy of Outstanding Teachers and in 2011 she was named the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
She is the associate editor of the AWM Newsletter and a member of the editorial board of PRIMUS. She co-created the educational website SimpsonsMath.com with Andrew Nestler. Her interactive mathematics lecture has been distributed on approximately one million DVDs worldwide as a 25-minute DVD extra for the 20th Century Fox Futurama movie Bender’s Big Score and it is listed as “Mind-bending.” She co-edited the 3-volume Encyclopedia of Mathematics & Society, which was named a “Best Reference 2011” by Library Journal, and the 2018 Springer volume Women in Mathematics: Celebrating the Centennial of the Mathematical Association of America. Dr. Greenwald has spoken about the impacts of scientific popular culture representations on NPR’s Science Friday and all over the country.
Her webpage can be found at http://cs.appstate.edu/~sjg/
Yun Kang, AMS Representative
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Shili Lin, IMS Representative (Ohio State University)
Sharon Lubkin, SIAM Representative (North Carolina State University)
Marilyn Mays, AMATYC Representative (North Lake College)
Marilyn Mays, Ph.D., served as Executive Dean for Mathematics and Science at North Lake College, Dallas County Community College District, before retiring in 2017. Previously she taught mathematics and computer science and served as coordinator of those areas. She earned a B.A. and M.S. in mathematics from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science Education from University of North Texas.
Dr. Mays served as President of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC), 1993-95, and as a member of the Board, 1987-1997. She was a Commissioner for United States National Commission on Mathematics Instruction of the National Academy of Science (NAS), 1998-2005. Her interests and role as a member of the U.S. Commission led her to participation in the International Congresses on Mathematical Education (ICME) that meet every four years. She created a place at the table for the mathematical communities of two-year colleges, technical institutions, trade schools and other non-university tertiary institutions in future ICME’s. She chaired related sessions for the ICME meetings for the next 12 years.
Most of her recent efforts have been directed at improving equity and diversity in mathematics education at the community college. She created and chaired an equity committee for AMATYC and served on related committees and task forces for the NAS and the MAA.
She received several grants from NSF and the Exxon Education Foundation for improving mathematics education at two-year colleges and for exploring the role of the community college in the Genetics Revolution.
Omayra Ortega, NAM Representative (Sonoma State University)
Omayra Y. Ortega is an assistant professor of mathematics & statistics at Sonoma State University in Sonoma County, California. She earned her Ph.D. (2008) and an M.S. (2005) in applied mathematics and computational sciences from the University of Iowa, where she also was awarded her Masters of Public Health. She earned a B.A. in music and in pure mathematics from Pomona College in 2001.
Dr. Ortega has directed the Mathematical Epidemiology Research Group (MERG), an undergrauduate research group, since 2007. Her scholarly interests reflect her expertise in mathematics: mathematical and computational biology, mathematical epidemiology in developing countries, infectious disease epidemiology, and the participation of women and minorities in sciences. Regarding the latter, she has organized an annual Sonia Kovalesky High School Mathematics Day at several institutions including the University of Iowa, ASU’s West campus, Pomona College, and Sonoma State Unioversity in recognition of the day’s namesake, Sonia Kovalevsky, who was one of the first woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics.
Nancy Sattler, AMATYC Representative (Past President of AMATYC, Terra State Community College and Walden University)
Dr. Nancy Sattler is Dean Emerita at Terra Community College and is an adjunct faculty of mathematics. She is a senior contributing faculty member and lead faculty for all master’s level mathematics courses at Walden University in the college of education, and serves on both Walden’s Assessment Committee and Curriculum and Policy (CAP) Committee. Sattler is a past president of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) and has served as Midwest Vice President, Treasurer, and chair of both the Placement and Assessment Committee and the Distance Learning Committee. She was the co-chair for the writing of the AMATYC IMPACT document published in 2018. She serves on the advisory board for Carnegie Math Pathways and AMATYC Project SLOPE. She represented two-year colleges on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board. She is a founding member, past chair and current Treasurer and webmaster of the Ohio Mathematics and Science Coalition. She is a past president and historian of OhioMATYC. She is a founding member of the TPSE Math (Transforming Post-Secondary Education in Mathematics) Advisory Group (MAG) and Co-Chair of their Teaching Strategies and Practices Subcommittee. She chaired the Ohio Great Teachers Retreat for over 10 years. In 2012 she was enrolled in the National Technical Honor Society by Vanguard Sentinel Career & Technology Center. In 2014 she was chosen Adjunct Faculty of the Year for the State of Ohio. She has received numerous grants throughout the years and is a member of the MAA and the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Dr. Jennifer C. Schultens, AWM Representative, Co-Chair JCW
Jennifer Schultens was born in 1965 in West Germany to American parents. She attended the Freie Waldorfschule Kassel where she earned her Abitur in 1984. She moved to the USA to study mathematics and Russian at Bryn Mawr College where she graduated magna cum laude in 1988. She earned her Ph.D. at UCSB under the direction of Martin Scharlemann with a dissertation entitled “The classification of Heegaard splittings for some Seifert manifolds” in 1993. She taught at Emory University from 1993 to 2003, earning tenure in 1999. She took a leave from Emory to pursue an NSF postdoc under the direction of Andrew Casson and Rob Kirby at UCBerkeleyfrom1995to1997. She married mathematician Misha Kapovichin 2002 and moved to UC Davis in 2003. Schultens’ work delves into the nuts and bolts of 3-manifolds, especially surfaces of two notable varieties: Incompressible surfaces, which are more or less those whose fundamental group injects into that of the 3-manifold and Heegaard surfaces, which bound handlebodies (3-dimensional fattenings of graphs) on either side. With regard to incompressible surfaces, she envisions an analog of the curve complex promoted up one dimension to encode surfaces in a 3-manifold. With regard to Heegaard surfaces, she tries to understand the relation between distinct Heegaard surfaces in a given 3-manifold and also the totality of such surfaces as encoded in the width complex.
Holly Shulman, ASA Representative
Jitka Stehnova, AWM Representative (University of Chicago)
Kimberly Weems, NAM Representative
Kimberly S. Weems is a statistician and associate professor of mathematics at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham, NC. A native of Georgia, she earned her BS in mathematics with a minor in Spanish from Spelman College. Then, she earned her MA and PhD in applied mathematics with a concentration in statistics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include statistical models for count data that exhibit data dispersion.
Weems completed postdoctoral studies in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University (NCSU), where she later joined the faculty and served for two years as Co-Director of Statistics Graduate Programs. She is Co-Director of the NCCU-NCSU Bridge-to-PhD program, an interdisciplinary, NSF-funded traineeship that equips students with advanced statistical methods for analyzing atomic-scale data. Weems is a recipient of the NCCU College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. She is also an advisory board member of the Infinite Possibilities Conference for women of color in mathematics. Additionally, she is the NCCU representative to the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute’s (SAMSI’s) Diversity and Inclusion partnerships and initiatives.
Judy Werner, NCTM Representative
Dr. Yan Yu, IMS Representative
Yan Yu is the Joseph S. Stern Professor of Business Analytics at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, at the University of Cincinnati (UC). She is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected fellow of the UC graduate school. She earned her Ph.D. in Statistics from Cornell University, with a minor in Finance. She holds an M.S. in applied mathematics from Texas A&M University and a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China. She has consulted for Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies; Credit Suisse First Boston; Fifth Third Bank; GE; Duke Energy; Constellation Power; and NIH. Her research interests are statistical methodology, statistical finance, data mining, and data privacy in marketing. Her recent publications appear in the premier journals such as Journal of the American Statistical Association, JFQA, and Marketing Science. Dr. Yu has received various academic awards. She is a frequent speaker at academic institutions and professional conferences. She has served as an Associate Editor for Journal of the American Statistical Association and Statistica Sinica, the leading journals in Statistics. She currently serves as an Associate Editor for Journal of the American Statistical Association and Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. At the University of Cincinnati, she was the recipient of the Westerbeck Faculty Graduate Teaching Award; Lindner Excellence in Service to Research Award; the University Award for Faculty-to-Faculty Research Mentoring; and the University Award for Faculty Excellence. She has served as chair of the Lindner College of Business Research Excellence Committee and served on the UC Research Advisory Board.
Her webpage link can be found at https://business.uc.edu/faculty-and-research/departments/obais/faculty/yan-yu.html